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Mandhari Restaurant

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Nyerere Road and Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 2822000
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Lima, Peru
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Nairobi Serena Hotel, being in my humble view the best hotel in Nairobi, had to have the best fine dining restaurant in Nairobi, the superb Mandhari Restaurant upstairs with beautiful views @night ! The Mandhari Master Chefs & Superb Staff are a vegetarian's delight and the vegetarian lasagne + dessert was blissful ... I cried in delight ! Superb Food... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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115 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A weekend at the Serena Hotel, Nairobi...a spoil! A special restaurant in a great down town location. The night sounds of the crickets and croaking frogs adding to the authentic African ambience. The menu really varied and the service from both the maître d' as well as the Sommelier most attentive. Well worth the experience...

Thank Rick T
Nairobi, Kenya
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Ordered lobster but chef managed to spoil the taste of the lobster by adding a very heavy mushroom sauce. Taste of lobster was spoiled. Also the dush if my partner was very dissapointing.

Thank twister2015
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, great service...my always-go-to place in Nairobi. Great to see service at its best. Thanks for spoiling us.

Thank Fiona M
Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

With great cuisine, the restaurant gives a warm welcome with a food suitable for all taste. It provides both a la carte and buffet style.

Thank mwas2
Mississauga, Canada
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173 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

I had the opportunity to have lunch at the Mandhari recently. The ambience and attention to detail is indeed amazing. The service as well as the food was great. I just felt a bit on the high side but then again it was a business lunch. The overall selection was very good.

Thank Jerry L
Freetown, Sierra Leone
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

a favourite if a bit expensive. Staff are friendly and have attention to detail. Very good food and well presented. I prefer the pork dishes, succulent cuts.

1 Thank Gynocius
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

What a great traditional fine dining Restuarant! From the reception drink, to the manner of service, the presentation and delivery of the delicious meal. The wine list is good. Our waiter, Ambrose, deserves a special mention! I suggest you order a side salad and see how it is presented! It would be hard to find a better Restuarant anywhere. They... More 

Thank Craig W
Nairobi, Kenya
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

I hadn't been to Mandhari in years - and they welcomed me back like an old friend. The ambience is stunning. It really is a fine dining set up. Very comfortable too. Perfect for a couple to have an intimate dinner or a group to have a celebration without one disturbing the other. The staff are great - very efficient... More 

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Clive, Iowa
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

The Mandhari Restaurant in the Serena Hotel in Nairobi is nothing short of outstanding. They served one of the best racks of lamb that I have ever tasted. The chef and the service staff were also eager to accommodate my celiac disease and need for a gluten free meal. This experience was a surprise and a real treat. It might... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nyerere Road and Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 20 2822000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?